(The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
David Fincher / USA, 2008
English version / Czech subtitles, 166 min
An adaptation of the
1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and
ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow
his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918 to the 21st
century, following a journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed
by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, Benjamin Button is
a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers
along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and
what lasts beyond time.
Nominated for 13 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor – Brad Pitt, Best Director – David Fincher.